Indonesia Travel

Pretty in Pink: Komodo Island’s Pink Beach

komodo island pink beach indonesia

East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia – When it comes to beaches, pink is my new obsession. And from the first sight of Komodo Island Pink Beach, I was in love!




With our morning spent with the Komodo dragons, a jaunt to the beach was next. After docking on Pink Beach, the reason behind its name surfaced. Pantai Mera, as it is known in the local language, got its pink hues from the red corals crushed by the waves and then mixed with the grains of sand. Contrasted by clear turquoise waters, Pink Beach is every beach lover’s dream.

pink beach sand indonesia

Until the rangers tell you to be careful to venture too far because you might encounter a komodo dragon. Yikes!Β Thankfully we didn’t encounter one on our short stay there.


Although there were a few trees that offer shade from the bright, hot, and unforgiving sun, the landscape at Pink Beach is mostly of the dry grassland. The bushes and the rolling hills were mostly in shades of brown during our visit.

After eating our lunch in the small gazebo, we explored the hills at one side for a bird’s eye view of Pink Beach. The picturesque views made the short climb and the searing heat all worth it. The pink blush glows under the midday sun.

The beauty of Pink Beach does not end on the surface, for under the water also lies its charm. Filled with colorful corals and marine life, you will probably spend more time under water than you do on land.

Although this has now become a popular spot after visiting the Komodo dragons in Loh Liang (Komodo Island), it is still a must-see because how often do you get to see a Pink Beach, right? πŸ˜‰

Quick Guide to Komodo Island Pink Beach

Activities: Sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, diving

How to get here from Komodo Island: 15 mins by boat from Loh Liang boat jetty

How to get around Komodo National Park from Labuan Bajo: There are many tour operators from Labuan Bajo’s main street that cater to different budgets and time. You can check the top Labuan Bajo tours here.Β Check also for theΒ park fees and additional fees.Β You can rent speedboat, local boat, or shared boat from Labuan Bajo pier to get you around the islands. You can also arrange your transportation to Komodo National Park via your hotel or guesthouse.

How to get to Labuan Bajo: Take a flight from BaliΒ (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) Travel time: 50 minutes.

Where to stay in Labuan Bajo: We stayed in La Prima Hotel which offers breakfast buffet and a nice pool as well. My room was spacious and has its own balcony. You can check for availability and discounted rates at Booking or Agoda.

Points to remember: Always be a responsible traveler and practice the Leave No Trace principles. Don’t try to take that pink sand and dispose of your trash properly. Make sure to take care of your skin by reapplying sunscreen and hydrating frequently.

Komodo Island Pink Beach Indonesia panorama

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Disclosure: This trip was made possible by Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia for Trip of Wonders 2016. But still, all opinions, comments, and biases are my own.Β 


Have you been to a Pink Beach? How was your experience?Β 

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  • Shruti Prabhu
    May 24, 2017 at 2:17 am

    This post has come at the right time for us. We are planning a trip to Indonesia and the pink beach is one of the things we want to do! Bookmarked this page!

  • Barb
    May 24, 2017 at 1:20 am

    I have been to this pink beach and it was beautiful. We went there after visiting Padar Island. It was indeed one of the most beautiful parts of Indonesia.

  • Skye
    May 23, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I just loved Pink Beach too. It was one of those beautiful finds while travelling. Your pictures are amazing and capture the spot perfectly. I wish we could keep this place secret. It seems everyone is discovering it.

  • Agness of eTramping
    May 23, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Awesome beach! I have never seen a pink beach and I definitely should visit it soon!

  • Christina Pfeiffer
    May 22, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Great photos, Darlene. Looks like you went hiking to get those bird’s-eye views of pink beach. It sure does look more pink from above. I saw it at eye level and didn’t think it looked that pink!

  • Siddhartha Joshi
    May 22, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    It’s so interesting to see pink sand…looks just great in the pictures! Reading through your experiences I have to agree to one thing for sure – it’s every beach lover’s dream destination!

  • Alyson
    May 22, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Komodo Island has been very near the top of my list for a really long time. I hadn’t even considerred beaches, this looks lovely!

  • Tami
    May 22, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I’ve been to a black-sand beach, but never a pink one! How fantastic, and so much fun to take photos!

  • Katie
    May 22, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Wow! What a dream. I wanted to go here, but didn’t get the chance when in Bali!

  • Genie | Gallivanting Bean
    May 21, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    ah a pink beach! That’s amazing. I would absolutely love to go one day. Must have also been breathtaking to see the komodo dragons as well

  • Ellis
    May 21, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Wow. I never heard og Pink beach before, but the pictures look stumnning. Definetly some new inspiration for travelling. Thanks

  • The Invisible Tourist
    May 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    How vibrant the crushed coral is for it to leave a large pink strip of sand along the water. Komodo Island looks like a lovely place to escape and relax (if no komodo dragons show up!) Could you see any of the red coral whilst snorkeling further out? Thanks for sharing!

  • Victoria
    May 21, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Omg it’s a real pink beach! I thought the only one was in Bermuda. This looks so dreamy and I would love to visit!

  • Jurga
    May 21, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Looks like such a beautiful place! It reminds me that we didn’t have a proper beach vacation with white (or pink ;)) sand beached and snorkelling in a long time…

  • Eric || The Bucket List Project
    May 21, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Pink Beaches!! YES! Sign me up. I have an entire bucket list devoted to Pink! First to see a Pink Beach like this one you shared on Komodo Island but there is also hidden in Canada a Pink Waterfall and a Pink Lake somewhere in Australia I believe!
    So are there really Komodo dragons roaming free around the water? That would have awesome! This sounds like a great trip because to snorkel in those waters to see the coral would have been the Trifecta for me! (1. Pink Beach, 2. Komodo Dragon, 3. Snorkel)

  • Adam Kevin
    May 20, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Darlene has the ability to transport you to another world (each time more exotic than the last) with her lively prose and wonderful photos- It also helps that she happens to be easy on the eyes πŸ™‚ This Pink beach definitely makes it to my bucket list – now wait a minute- did I hear Komodo Dragons πŸ˜‰